Glossary of Terms

Classification FAQs
Arizona Revised Statutes
Release Types

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Admission

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Date received at ADC from sentencing county
Approved Custody Classification

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Institution has made custody classification recommendation and Central Office classification approves the action. See also Classification System
Classification Override

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Decision by the Central Classification Office, based on either aggravating or mitigating circumstances, to assign an inmate higher or lower public risk and/or institutional risk scores and/or to an alternative institutional placement of higher of lower security and/or custody levels than is designated by either the initial classification or reclassification process:
0 = None
1 = Public or Institution Risk Score
2 = Facility
3 = Both
4 = Denied
See also Classification System
Classification Type

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Reason Classification Review is being conducted
Classification Approved Date

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Date that Central Office classification section approved institution recommendation
Classification Date

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Date inmate Classified/reclassified
Commitment Cause No.

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The case number assigned by the sentencing court for all tracking and future references
Commitment

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Alpha character identifying each county commitment and numeric character identifying each count within the commitment.
Community Supervision Begin Date (CSBD)
[A.R.S. §41-1604.07]

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Date released from Arizona Department of Corrections custody to begin serving the Community Supervision Time under supervision.
Community Supervision End Date (CSED)
[A.R.S. §13-603]

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Completion of the Community Supervision Term imposed by the Committing Court.
Concurrent To

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Sentence is being served at the same time as another sentence(s)
Consecutive To

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Sentence must be served after another sentence has been served
Court Sentencing Date

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Date sentence was imposed by Court
 
Credit Earning Class
See also Classification System

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CLASS I - STATUS INDICATES THE INMATE IS ADHERING TO DEPARTMENTAL ORDERS, RULES AND REGULATIONS AND IS RECEIVING SATISFACTORY PERFORMANCE EVALUATIONS.
CLASS I INMATES ARE PAROLE ELIGIBLE IF DATE OF OFFENSE IS BETWEEN OCTOBER 01, 1978 AND DECEMBER 31, 1993 AND  THEY ARE EARNING RELEASE CREDITS.

CLASS II - INMATES ARE PAROLE ELIGIBLE IF DATE OF OFFENSE IS BETWEEN OCTOBER 01, 1978 AND DECEMBER 31, 1993 BUT DO NOT EARN
RELEASE CREDITS. NOT SATISFACTORY PERFORMING IN WORK, TREATMENT OR TRAINING PROGRAM, BUT IS ADHERING TO RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE INSTITUTION

CLASS III - A NON-ELIGIBLE  CLASS USED EXCLUSIVELY BY
THE INMATE DISCIPLINE COMMITTEE. INMATE MAY BE PLACED INTO THIS CLASS IN 30 DAY INCREMENTS TO A MINIMUM OF 90 DAYS. TAKES PRECEDENCE OVER AND INTERRUPTS ALL OTHER CLASSES. INMATE IS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR PAROLE UNTIL RETURNED TO A PAROLE ELIGIBLE CLASS IF THE DATE OF OFFENSE IS BETWEEN 10-1-78 AND 12-31-93.

CLASS IV - APPLIES TO INMATES WHO POSE SERIOUS THREAT TO THE SAFE
AND ORDERLY OPERATION OF THE INSTITUTION. INMATES IN THIS NON-EARNING STATUS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR PAROLE UNTIL RETURNED TO A CLASS -1 OR II WITH A DATE OF OFFENSE BETWEEN 10-1-78 AND 12-31-93.

CLASS V - APPLIES TO INMATES WHO ARE DANGEROUS PSYCHIATRIC OFFENDERS.
INMATES IN THIS STATUS ARE NOT PAROLE ELIGIBLE, DO NOT EARN. RELEASE CREDITS AND THE PAROLE ELIGIBILITY DATE IS NOT EXTENDED WITH DATES OF OFFENSE BETWEEN 10-1-78 AND 12-31-93.

CLASS VI - INMATES WHO HAVE BEEN SENTENCED TO DEATH ROW.

CLASS VII -  INMATES WHO HAVE BEEN SENTENCED TO A STATUTE WHICH
PRECLUDES THE EARNING OF RELEASE CREDITS AND MUST SERVE THE SENTENCE IMPOSED.

CLASS VIII - INMATES WITH A DATE OF OFFENSE PRIOR TO 10-1-78 AND ARE EARNING
RELEASE CREDITS.

CLASS IX - INMATES WITH A DATE OF OFFENSE PRIOR TO 10-1-78 AND ARE
NOT IN A POSITION OF CONFIDENCE AND TRUST. DO NOT EARN RELEASE CREDITS.

See also Classification System
Crime

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Primary offense inmate was sentenced under e.g: A.R.S. §13-1508 (Burglary 1st Degree)
Crime Information

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Enhancement statutes increase the sentencing guidelines, e.g: A.R.S. §13-604 (dangerous (D)/repetitive (R), A.R.S.A§13-604.01 (dangerous crime against children), A.R.S.A§13-604.02(crime committed while on release status)
Date of Offense

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The date the crime was committed
Discretionary Release

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[A]. A supervised release 360 days prior to the Expiration of Sentence. Inmates must make Application for this release. RELEASED UNDER SUPERVISION for dates of offense prior to 10-1-78 under A.R.S. §31-411.

[B]. A supervised release 180 days prior to the Expiration of Sentence for inmates who are not eligible for a Mandatory or Provisional release and who are serving a Flat sentence under A.R.S.A§ 13-1406, 13-1410, 36-1002.01, 36-1002.02, 36-1002.03 and 13-3405. This release is at the discretion of the Director for offenses committed between 10-1-78 through 12-31-93. Under A.R.S. §41-1604.11L
Earned Release Credit Date (ERCD)
[A.R.S. §41-1604.10]

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For inmates with a date of offense between August 13, 1986 and December 31, 1993, a statutory release when the release credits earned and the actual time served by the inmate (including credit for pre-sentence incarceration) equal the sentence imposed by the court. (An unsupervised release). Must meet criteria as outlined in Department Order #1002, Inmate Release Eligibility System.
Earned Release Credit Date (ERCD)
[A.R.S. §41-1604.07]

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For inmates with a date of offense on/after January 1, 1994, a statutory release when the release credits earned and the actual time served by the inmate (including credit for pre-sentence incarceration) equal the sentence imposed by the court. (Released under Supervision)
Emergency Parole

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Pursuant to A.R.S. §41-1604.11K a release for non-repetitive, first time offenders sentenced for a class 4, 5 or 6 felony for purposes of relieving overcrowding in Arizona Department of Corrections institutions with a date of offense prior to 1-1-94. The Board of Executive Clemency pursuant to A.R.S. §31-411 must grant this release. Released Under Supervision.
Felony Class

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Severity of crime: e.g.1= Murder, 6= Resisting Arrest, etc.
Flat Sentence Expiration Date (FSED)

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Completion of the sentence imposed by the court in its entirety
Home Arrest

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A.R.S. §41-1604.13 an alternative release program of home incarceration with dates of offense prior to 1-1-94. This release is granted by the Board of Executive Clemency and the inmate is released under intensive electronic supervision.
Incarceration Status

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Status of a specific sentence at a specific time. (Sentencing Court Dismissed). Active (still serving), Inactive (sentence finished), Temporarily Absent (Inmate not in ADC Custody) Vacated (Sentencing Court overturned).
Mandatory Release (MR)
[A.R.S. §31-411]

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For inmates with a date of offense on/or before August 7, 1985, a supervised release 180 days prior to the expiration of sentence, providing one calendar year has been served. (Released under Supervision). Refer to Department Order  #1002, Inmate Release Eligibility System.
Maximum/Sentence Expiration Date (MAX/SED)

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Calculated completion date applying release credits earned for dates of offense prior to 8-13-86.
Maximum Term

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Dates of offense prior to 10-1-78 indeterminate sentencing is the longest sentence imposed and dates of offense on/after 10-1-78 is the sentence imposed.
Next Classification Review Date

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Date inmate will again be reviewed for classification purposes (usually every 180 days).
Parole Eligibility Date: (PED)

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The date an inmate is eligible for parole consideration after serving a specific amount of time required by statute and based on the date of offense prior to 1-1-94.
Parole
[A.R.S. §41-1604.09]

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A supervised release granted by the Board of Executive Clemency for which statutory eligibility is usually upon completion of one-half or two-thirds of the imposed sentence; or upon completion of a mandatory minimum amount of time which is statutorily mandated. Dates of Offense Prior to 10-1-78 and between 10-1-78 and 12-31-93. (Released under Supervision)
Provisional Release (PR)
[A.R.S. §31-411]

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For inmates with a date of offense between August 7, 1985 and August 13, 1986, a supervised release 180 days prior to the EXPIRATION of Sentence, providing one calendar year has been served. (Released under Supervision) Must meet criteria as outlined in Department Order #1002, Inmate Release Eligibility System.

For inmates with a date of offense between August 13, 1986 and December 31, 1993, a supervised release 180 days prior to the EARNED RELEASE CREDIT DATE, providing one calendar year has been served. (Released under Supervision) must meet criteria as outlined in Department Order #1002, Inmate Release Eligibility System.
Ruling Sentence

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The sentence with the latest release date on concurrent sentences.
Sentence Verified

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Sentence has been input and verified.
Sentencing County

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The county in which the inmate was sentenced, e.g. Maricopa/Pima, etc.
Sentence Count Status

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Imposed = Sentence given by courts. Vacated = Overturned by sentencing court.
Temporary Release (TR)
[A.R.S. §31-233 A&B]
[A.R.S. §41-1604.11 A&B]

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A temporary release which may be authorized by the Director for up to 90 days prior to a designated release date, for purposes preparatory for return to the community. Temporary Release must be approved by Community Corrections Division. (Released under Supervision)

Releases with a date of offense prior to January 1, 1994, shall remain on inmate status and continue to earn release credits.

Releases with a date of offense between January 1, 1994 and July 12, 1995, shall revert to the court imposed Community Supervision time. Releases shall remain on inmate status and continue to earn release credits.

Releases with a date of offense on/after July 13, 1995. The Temporary Release time becomes part of Community Supervision Time imposed by the court.  

Inmates whose Community Supervision was waived could be released on TR.
Work Furlough (WF)
[A.R.S. §41-1604.11C]

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Work Release Program granted by the Board of Executive Clemency for inmates who are within 12 to 14 months of a parole eligibility date based on dates of offense prior to 1-1-94, providing six months has been served, and criteria has been met.